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we're getting a first look at valuable intelligence from the raid on al-qaeda's leader compound as u.s. weighs in on the biggest threat facing americans now. >> reporter: maryland schools are put on alert after 28 d.c. schools were shut down because of the mail. we'll explain coming up on eyewitness news. good morning, after a vicious attack at a rosedale mcdonald's that went viral on the internet, the baltimore county state's attorney weighs whether to try this case as a hate crime. i'm kai jackson, i'll have details coming up. taking a live look outside in the out back there, a few
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clouds linger after last night's storms. will we see any showers this mother's day weekend? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in his first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning is seconds away . good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this saturday. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. temperatures are in the 40s area wide. it's not a bad start to the morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. we are looking at clouds, but the sun is peaking through. we had showers and thunderstorms role through last night. you can see the horizon is brightening. there will be a good bit of sun today. you don't have to worry too much about any showers today. not really part of the forecast for today. we do have another system
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rolling in that could bring us a chance of showers tomorrow, but even tomorrow, most of the day is a try day. so that's a good thing. we have some sun now, mid-40s, and a daytime high of 74. overnight lows in the 40s. we'll have your complete first warning forecast in just a moment. thank you, tim. here's what we'll are talking about this morning. maryland leaders are warning to be on the lookout after dozens of schools received letters containing a suspicious powder. kelly mcpherson has more. >> reporter: good morning, four months ago the state was on alert because of suspicious packages. and now once again the state of maryland is asking schools and emergency responders to watch what's in the mail. >> 37 letters with suspicious white powder have shut down 28 d.c. schools this week. >> and all of the teachers were like this isn't a drill. this isn't a drill, go, go, go. >> i touched the powder and
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envelope and there was writing inside. it was from north dallas, texas it said al-qaeda, usa. >> reporter: none of the letters had been delivered to any maryland schools, but the state wants all of the prince pams and faculty and students to be aware of the situation just in case. >> if they get things and they find that they're not quite comfortable with them to isolate those into an area and to call 911. >> reporter: nema is alerting schools and local emergency managers to be on guard. this latest mail scare comes four months after two incendiary devices were sent to the governor and in annapolis. and allstate post offices were put on alert. >> these are not related incidences, but they come under the heading of terrorism. when we realize there is a heightened sense that we want to make sure we stay on top of it. >> reporter: d.c. schools were back in session on friday, but
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anger lingers. >> we take everyone seriously because we have to. obviously, to the extent that there is nothing involved here, it diverts our attention from other situations that our law enforcement officials should be focusing on. >> reporter: the fbi says all of the d.c. letters originated in texas. no one has been arrested yet and the case four months ago here in maryland, no one has been arrested for that one either. reporting from north baltimore, kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. the postal service is investigating several other letters that were delivered in dallas and several school officials across the nation. the killing of osama bin laden was carried out just in time according to new material taken from the compound in pakistan. this is amateur video found from inside. during the raid u.s. forces reportedly found propaganda tapes with videos of bin laden and communication with al-qaeda leaders. president obama met in private yesterday with some of the navy seals who carried out the raid.
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>> it was a chance for me to say on behalf of all americans and people around the world, job well done. job well done. >> and later today u.s. leaders plan to release some of the material found inside bin laden's compound. congressman dutch rupersberger says our biggest threat lies in yemen. >> an american born, american trained, he knows our culture, he's very smart. he's very dangerous. and his focus is to attack the united states. >> the congressman returned from yemen and says agents are on the ground there trying to disrupt the al-qaeda network. friends and family of phylicia barnes will gather today for a final farewell. funeral services for the teen will be held this afternoon in georgia. the honors student was visiting her sister in baltimore when she vanished back in december.
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months later rescue workers pulled her body out of the susquehanna river. police officially rule barnes' death as a homicide. a local memorial service for her is scheduled next saturday at mount pleasant baptist church in northeast baltimore. a baltimore midwife pleads guilty after the death of a baby she was trying to deliver. 44-year-old karen carr assisted a virginia woman with a high risk birth even though carr was not licensed in that state. the baby died when the head was lodged in the birth canal tore 20 minutes. carr will spend five days in jail as part of the plea deal. outrage is growing over a violent beating of a transgendered woman inside a baltimore county mcdonald's. the 911 tape has been released. kai jackson has more. >> reporter: this rosedale mcdonald's was the scene of a violent attack on april 18th. police have released the tens filled call to 911. >> the girls beat him up, it's
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crazy. >> he was assaulted? >> to see the videos and people in there, they didn't help her. >> police say the he is actually a 22-year-old transgendered woman named chrisy polis. >> you don't have to explain yourself to nobody, be who you are and go as you are. >> investigators say for some reason 18-year-old teonna brown and a 14-year-old girl got into a dispute with polis and attacked her. a mcdonald employee captured video of the attack which went viral on the internet. the employee was fired. the video shows polis having a seizure after the beating. >> she is a having a seizure in mcdonald's. >> is he awake? >> is he moving? >> yeah he is moving. >> beyond increased security, mcdonald's says he is continuing to investigate trying to determine what other employees were doing while the victim was beat. baltimore county police have charged both attackers with assault and are debating bumping up charges to a hate crime. >> i believe it should be a
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hate crime hate versus one versus another, it truly was, it truly was hate. >> reporter: the 14-year-old is being charged as a juvenile, that's why her name is not being released. >> i'm kai jackson, reporting back to you. the baltimore county state's attorney has not yet decided to file any additional charges. the face of downtown towson is changing with the closing of the towson common movie theater. the baltimore sun says the eight screen theater will show its last movie next weekend nearly 20 years after it opened. all of towson commons is vacant except that theater. towson university has been in talks to lease some of the retail space there. hundreds of people will lays up their running shoes in baltimore today to raise money for als research. a former ravens and his wife cochair the fiesta 5k race which starts at power plant live. three years ago bergans went
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public with his als diagnosis. the fee he is at that 5k has raised more than $250 million for als research. it is the end of a era for the university of maryland, terps basketball head coach gary williams calls it quits after 22 years at his alma mater. mark viviano has more on the farewell. >> reporter: one more grand entrance to announce that it's time for him to exit. fans and players gathered for the goodbye for 22 years maryland basketball was known as garyland. after a long, successful run, gary williams says now it's time for him to go. >> it's just a gut feeling really more than anything else. it's a time in my life where i have an opportunity to do some things. >> reporter: williams leaves with more victories than any coach in maryland history. he won games, trophies and
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countless accolades, plus the respect and admiration of many. >> when you think of maryland basketball, you think gary williams. it's going to be very strange not having him here. we wanted to be able to come and say goodbye. >> i think he's going to realize there is some great comfort in enjoying the rest of his life knowing that he has millions that respect him and love him for what he did for the university of maryland. >> he demonstrated at the end of the day what it takes to be a great leader. that's something i'll always cherish and always thank coach williams for. >> reporter: while he moves on, his name are remain. the university plans to in scribe the arena hardwood gary williams court. q. didn't walk out here for 22 years thinking i hope they put my name on a court, now that it is here it's a great honor. hopefully, hopefully a lot of people will feel the same way, that they were responsible for that happening. >> mark viviano, wjz, eyewitness news spoá sports. williams will remain with
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maryland as an associate athletic director and help in the school's fund raising efforts. the next half hour we'll have the latest on the terps' search for a new head coach. in baseball this morning, the orioles are back home to face tampa bay this weekend. rookie pitcher zach britain was on the mound. rays' rookie brandon guyer takes his first major league at bat, giving tampa the three to nothing lead. the orioles could not get the bats going. they start with a six to two loss. and the orioles are back at home again this weekend and today at the stadium you can see the game today on wjz and tomorrow's game again the rays live at 1:30 on wjz. today's game -- tomorrow's game you can see on wjz at 1:30. today we have a forecast for the game. it will be a decent day if you go down, it will be breezy. not too bad, no chance of showers. the forecast is going to be
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pretty nice. we'll show you that in a second. all right. well -- there it is. >> all right. we'll elaborate on that in a second. >> basically if people don't have an excuse to not get out and get their mother's day gift last minute, the weather will cooperate? >> the weather will cooperate. we'll talk about the flowermart here in a little bit. you've been down there before. >> i have. as a matter of fact i'll be down there this afternoon because there is an annual dance contest. i'll be emc. eeing that. if you want to go out and get your groove on. >> i'll leave that to other folks. that's okay. >> okay. >> weather definitely will cooperate for anything you're doing outside today. tomorrow a chance of some sprinkles, not going to washout mother's day. that's good thing. first warning live doppler radar. as far as the radar is concerned, it looks pretty clear right now from that view. we'll give you an idea of what
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it looks like when we open this up. when we open it up, it will be a little bit more ominous looking, but don't be too concerned about everything you see there. moving in from the west is going to be storm system much like the one yesterday, widely scattered showers and for the most part, everyone is not going to be affected by these. we'll see some shower activity, a lot of this energy lifts up to the north and northwest of us. so we're going to see portions of this just drifting up toward the great lakes. a portion moving down to the south, but we'll be right smack in the middle where we could see widely scattered showers out of it, but it will be in the afternoon tomorrow. much of the day starts like today, but scattered showers in the late afternoon. 40 degrees at bwi marshall, 46 the dew point, relative humidity 92%. winds from the west at 5 miles per hour. 29.91 is your barometer reading. 45 in oakland, 52 in cumberland, 52 in hagerstown.
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57 in ocean city. around the immediate metro area, everyone getting past that mid to upper 40s, from columbia to the airport. rock hall already at 55. 353 on kent island -- 53 on kent island and annapolis. cumberland, calm winds, variable wind, north readings, a bit of a northwest reading. west readings, they're all over the place right now. they are very light. we're not looking at a windy day, even though we had blustery storms role through yesterday. we will not be dealing with anything quite like that this afternoon or even this morning. 48 # degrees right now, right in line with all the other temperatures around the region. 48 in detroit, 60 toward kansas city, 53 in atlanta. no drastic changes up and down the eastern seaboard. focus on kentucky today because of storms rolling through. they could have a wet track for the kentucky derby today, but the showers are again going to be moving into our direction. we'll see a chance of showers
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as another system approaches tomorrow. as you see, our computer model, at least this particular one, does not even have shower activity in the immediate forecast for the next 48 hours. so that's a good thing. don't be too freaked out by the chance that we have showers for mother's day. it will not be a big part of the forecast. 74 today. 48 tonight with mostly cloudy conditions, back up to 74 tomorrow. sun with areas of spotty showers. temperatures will be very comfortable. 75 monday. 75 tuesday, 74 and 76 on wednesday and thursday. overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. >> all right. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning, bracing for the worst. how areas along the mississippi river are getting ready for possible record breaking weather. how a young kansas boy ended up face to face with a dangerous leopard during a trip to the zoo. first here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck everybody. we're back in just a moment.
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welcome back to eyewitness news on may 7th. no advisories on the bay, a lot of water temperatures in the 60s. boaters taking advantage of the early season. on land, the forecast cooperates. today a decent start to your weekend. periods of clouds and sun, 74 for the daytime high. 48 tonight, with showers potentially late. that is not a big part of the forecast, but we have to leave that mention in. we're talking a 20% chance. periods of sun tomorrow about a 20% chance of showers in the late afternoon. we'll have the complete five day forecast in a few moments. thank you, tim. first back to some of the other stories people are talking about. some mixed news for job seekers as the latest unemployment numbers are released. according to the labor department, companies are hiring workers at the fastest pays in five years, the latest report shows the economy added 22,000 jobs last month, but the
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unemployment rate rose slightly last month in part because more unemployed people have resumed their job search. more trouble for thousands of people in the south as the fast rising mississippi river continues to threaten their homes. levees are being raised to hold back the water. by next week the mississippi could crest at 48 feet. that would be an all time record. more than 1000 homes in memphis may be evacuated. a school trip in kansas takes a more horrible turn after a leopard attacks a seven-year-old boy. police say the first grader was on a field trip at the zoo when he slipped away from his class and climbed under a security rail. as he approached the leopard's enclosure one of the cats reached out and grabbed him. witness says it all happened in a flash. >> the cat just really reached out and grabbed him by his head and then clawed him. a man and woman who were stand interesting jumped through there and kicked him in his head and he released the child and they
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just grabbed him and put pressure on the side of his face where he clawed him. >> the zoo says the boy suffered deep scratches to his face and neck. but he is expected to be okay. trauma counselors were brought in to talk with the other students on the field trip. they say a good parent has to know how to multitask. that was very true for a dad in tennessee. take a look at this video. watch closely as the foul ball heads into the stands. that's where a man in a green shirt catches it while holding his daughter. a little toddler daughter there. no word on what -- what mom thinks about this daddy, daughter adventure. i know how that conversation went. hey, hon, i caught a foul ball. you took my daughter to the baseball game? he can't believe he caught the ball, number one, but to do it with one hand. you know, the little girl is like, what's going on? why is everybody clapping? >> this is every day at our house. >> i admire it, he caught it.
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>> fought off all the other people who wanted it, very nice. hat's off. >> still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning. >> reporter: i'm alex demetrick working to head off one of
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a chance of widely scattered showers tomorrow afternoon. 75 on monday, 72 on tuesday, 74
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and 76 on wednesday and thursday. volunteers in baltimore are trying to tame mother nature. alex demetrick reports the project at mother's garden means stepping up as city funds dry up. >> reporter: this garden was dedicated in the 1920s, honoring baltimore mothers. it was enjoyed for decades. >> my mother used to come here and her children game here and have fond memories of when the park was in good shape. >> reporter: getting it back in shape has fallen mostly to volunteers as the city cuts department budgets to fund essential services. >> gardens like this tend to sometimes, you know, we've got to kind of turn our back on them and focus on other priorities in the city. >> reporter: while mayor william donald schaefer did restoration work in honor of his mothers. some of those touches still bloom, but a bridge no longer crosses a pond and unearthing stone walkways is a tough job. volunteers and donations are carving out bright spots.
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>> can you big a hole? >> yeah. mom. >> the more the park can be used the better. if people can come out and support the park that will make it worthwhile. >> this is the future for garden maintenance in the park. >> reporter: if you're one of a handful of volunteers restoring 5 acres of parkland might seem overwhelming. >> it does, but every little bit gets to our goal that make it a place that people want to come and gather,. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> to bring in more help and donations for the garden, a public benefit will be held later on today. just in time for mother's day. there you go. still to come on eyewitness news, saturday morning, highest honors, how the president thanked the navy seals who carried out the mission to take out osama bin laden. more than 100 animals are removed from this brunswick house. we'll show you how they're doing and what neighbors have to say about it.
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news -- welcome back to eyewitness news, i'm gigi barnett. i'm tim williams. bwi marshall is 48 officially, we are looking at a nice start to a pleasant weekend overall. temperatures cooperated. while we had showers roll through yesterday, today we're not looking at any rain moving through the region. tomorrow we don't have any until late in the afternoon. those will be widely scattered showers across parts of the region. much of that will be to the south of the metro area. we are looking at temperatures around 74 degrees, periods of clouds and sunshine. we'll keep in the forecast a couple showers late. 48 degrees and 70 tomorrow. periods of clouds and sun. again widely scattered showers, many of us will not see a drop at all through the day. we'll have the complete updated forecast in a just a moment. thank you, tim. schools an post offices in maryland are on high alert after dozens of d.c. schools received letters containing a suspicious powder. the incident forced many
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schools to evacuate or go into lockdown mode. it happened four months after suspicious packages in maryland. two incendiary devices were sent to the governor and the transportation secretary, but no one was injured. safety experts say schools and mail centers should not take any chances. >> and all of the teachers were like this isn't a drill, this isn't a drill, go, go, go. >> if they get their things and they find they're not comfortable with them to isolate those into an area and to call 911. >> and investigators say initial tests found no toxic substances in any of the 37 recovered letters. police say all of the letters were mailed from texas, but no arrests have been made. president obama is back in washington today after traveling to kentucky to personally thank the navy seal team that took down osama bin laden. the commander in chief also thanked soldiers at fort campbell for their continued effort in the war on terror.
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>> hello fort campbell. >> reporter: president obama expressed his gratitude to about 2000 troops in fort campbell cep, kentucky. >> off camera, the president met with the seals and pilots to killed osama bin laden. they were awarded a presidential citation, the highest honor a military unit can receive. >> it was a chance for me to say on behalf of all americans and people around the world, job well done. job well done. >> reporter: some of the troops in the audience just returned from tours in afghanistan. >> it was a good ending for our deployment, because it happened right when we left. so it was a really good ending. >> reporter: the president reiterated his plan to start pulling back u.s. troops from afghanistan this summer saying his strategy is working. we are going to ultimately defeat al-qaeda. >> reporter: cbs news as learned a missile strike in yemen was
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aimed an a leading al-qaeda leader, two suspected militants were killed. al-qaeda finally publicly acknowledged bin laden's death friday, they vowed to continue attacks against americans, saying we will turn their happiness into sorrow. an intelligence source tells cbs news evidence seized from bin laden's compound could lead to al-qaeda's number two man, and bin laden's successor. and sources say the navy seals grabbed crucial data from bin laden as compound. government officials are expected to release some of that to the media today. passengers flying out of bwi thurgood marshall may notice something out of the ordinary later today. the airport has scheduled a full scale exercise to test it's emergency preparedness. state and federal agencies will take part in the drill. there may be extra traffic in
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the area, the exercise is not expected to effect normal airport operations. a crime of passion, police say a baltimore man is behind bars for killing his exgirlfriend after she refused to mary him. 32-year-old kenya jordan was gunned down outside her house on lenox street. police say daniel sullivan shot her and shot her two more times in front of several witnesses. sullivan spent time in prison for abusing jordan in the past. a gruesome discovery, police find a woman's dead body under the jones falls expressway in hamden. the victim was partially submerged in water near the 1800 block of union avenue. detectives are investigating the possibility that they she may be a missing person from anne arundel county. there are no obvious signs of foul play, but the homicide unit is investigating. a shocking case of animal neglect. dozens of malnourished and sick
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dogs were found inside a frederick county home. weijia jiang has the story. >> reporter: seven birds and 95 dogs all infested with fleas, missing chunks of hair and stressed were removed from this brunswick home, thursday morning. it was filled with urine and feces. >> the ammonia smell was extremely strong in the house, in the interior it was deplorable. >> reporter: an anonymous tip brought animal control officers to this east a street house where they say a coupled lived and was hording the animals. they found one dog dead and had to euthanize another because it was in such bad shape. >> vets say most of the dogs are over five years old but have likely never been outside. >> neighbors say they never saw a single dog but we could often smell all of them. >> the smell is horrendous. you don't know where it's coming from. you think something died under your porch. it's crazy to even think about like, i just i don't know how
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somebody can live like that. i don't -- it's dangerous, i mean we have children. there's other animals in the area. >> reporter: now vets are monitoring the dogs to see if they can be adopted or rescued but they say there is a chance some of the animals will have to be put down. police are investigating whether the house itself is a health risk. on friday no one answered the door but several cats were living on the porch. as of tonight no charges have been filed against the homeowners, but police say that is likely to change pending the investigation. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. brunswick health workers will determine if the house is violating any health codes in that county. life in prison, a baltimore man learns his fate after he is convicted of killing his wife. a judge sentenced cleaven williams to the maximum sentence for the stabbing death of his wife veronica outside a baltimore courthouse. veronica williams had just been awarded a restraining order against her husband.
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before the sentencing the couple's children asked the judge to send williams to jail for a very long time. >> they want to know that he is going to be incarcerated for a long time. they want to be able to come on their own grounds to be able to if they choose to see him. >> the judge gave williams a life sentence with the possibility of parole. an honors student at a university of maryland is arrested in connection with an elaborate scheme to produce fake id cards for underage students. now he is facing federal charges. as mike hellgren reports, he could spend decades behind bars if convicted. >> reporter: fake ids are easy to make and easy to get and the feds are cracking down hard at the university of maryland college park where straight a student teddy michaels faces a 16 count indictment for making hundreds of them.
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prosecutors say michaels would charge $200 each, charging $12,000 making ohio, virginia and maryland licenses. the prosecutors say it goes far beyond one case. >> i think it's a pretty common thing actually. >> it's definitely easy to get ids, you can facebook one person and within a week or two you'll have an id. >> reporter: the captain of the police tells wjz it's not just about getting into bars. >> people can obtain identification that belongs to somebody else that can be used for identity theft or worst case to promote terrorist activity. >> reporter: past wjz investigations have exposed fake id markets. every one i know has fake ids. >> to our daughters, barbara and jenna we love you a lot. >> reporter: this is the fake maryland id of teenage barbara bush used to get into bars,
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calling herself barbara pierce with a baltimore address. >> there is always someone out there trying to create the counterfeit product. we have embedded security features that are difficult to replicate. >> reporter: federal charges for small time manufacturers are rare, which is why the attorney for the maryland student now under indictment says he is surprised this has turned into a federal case, that his client is a spectacular kid with an unblemished record and face astaire able accusation that will affect him for the rest of his life. >> the prosecutors say they know the names of the students who were getting the ids. else unclear if they'll face punishment. >> the u.s. attorney says the fake ids had a realistic who will grams made with a thermal printer. the search is on now at the university of maryland for the successor to retiring coach gary williams. several reports mention arizona coach shawn miller as the terps' top choice. mill certificate a 42-year-old pittsburgh native and is
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considered a topnotch recruiter. notre dame's mike bray is also named as a candidate. whomever takes over, williams says he is confident maryland will get the right guy. >> whatever, you know, the new coach does with his program, he's going to make this place better. it will continue to get better. and i have total amount of confidence that that's what's going to happen. >> we have walked away and the university of maryland could be looking for williams replacement, shawn miller, we will keep you posted. sports director mark viviano will have more on the search as it progresses. all right. and let's see, we're also talking about the orioles in town for their seven game home stand. they lost the first game of their stand, six to two against the tampa bay rays. and of course you can break out the big hats, the kentucky derby is just hours away. but one horse will be
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noticeably absent uncle mo has been scratched from the race due to a gastrointestinal virus, who knew horses got that. that reduces the field to 19 entries. dialed in is this morning's line favorite. i saw a segment the other day on all the hats and where you get them and how big they can be, you know, how you want to have that hat before you go to the derby. >> hopefully they won't have them like the royal wedding last week. i don't understand the hats right up on the front of the. >> so beautiful, i loved those. >> do you really? >> how do you keep the hat up there? >> you walk slowly. >> it's crazy glue, just smack it on the top. it's like wearing a hat like this. >> everybody sees you coming though, here comes tim. >> hopefully not tim. but yeah, all right. so dialed in is the favorite for the kentucky derby, obviously. good enough. we need hats today for this
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weather? >> no. hopefully not. maybe a sun visor, how about that? maybe some sunglasses for today and even early tomorrow. maybe a slight chance of showers tomorrow. maybe you'll need one of those hats with an umbrella on the top. get that for mom. >> oh yeah, see how that goes over for you. >> 48 degrees right now, our temperature at bwi marshall, 46 the dew point, 92% relative humidity with a west wind at 5 miles per hour, 29.91 is your barometer reading. our temperatures around the region are in the mid to upper 40s for the most part. our lowest reading is oakland 45. 48 in elkton, 57 in ocean city, 57 down in d.c. around the immediate metro area, everyone is starting to cross the mid 40-degree range, 53 in kent island, 53 in annapolis. west wind at the airport is really one of the more substantial winds out there. we have a 6-mile per hour wind in d.c. and 6-mile per wind
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from the northwest around elkton, and calm readings around the state today. even after gusty thunderstorms that rolled through last night, we are looking at calm witness starting off this morning with temperatures around the entire region in the mid-40s to about the mid 50s and that's a good thing. we are still focused on the kentucky derby. of course there are going to be showers rolling through kentucky today and that is going to make for potentially a wet track. already seeing that there are light showers rolling through the midwest and that could time just around the time of the race, which is around 6:00 typically around 6:05 or so. we'll keep an eye on that. for us a few clouds around for us. we are between systems now, high pressure is in control for today and early tomorrow and then the next system coming through is going to take off for -- tail off i should say to south of us. it's going to bring potential showers primarily south of the metro area.
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while we have a chance of showers in the forecast for late tonight and at times tomorrow, really it's not a big part of our forecast. i'll keep stressing that. have a backup plan in case there are showers, but a lot of us will not see them. only a 20% chance. 74 today going down to 48 tonight. 74 tomorrow with areas of clouds and sun. and then with a chance of showers tomorrow we'll go down to 51 tomorrow night, 75 monday, 75 tuesday, 74 and 76 for wednesday and thursday. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning, frustrating flight, why security measures at a bus eye airport may have gone a little awry. animal rescue, the latest on the frantic efforts to save a group of whales stranded in shallow waters. we'll be
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syria. nearly 600 civilians have been killed since the unrest started. back here a delta pilot is upped investigation after two muslim religious leaders are forced to leave his plane. officials say the pilot refused to fly with them on board saying they could make other passengers uncomfortable. an airline manager apologized to the men and booked them on another flight. a group of stranded whales are slowly starting to recover in florida. a marine mammal rescuers are caring for the whales after a mass stranding on thursday. responders gathered eight in a temporary sea pen where veterinarians examined them and performed medical evaluations. 11 other whales did not survive. still ahead on eyewitness news, saturday morning. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh wjz eyewitness news in the inner harbor, a unique, one of a kinds sailing show next week. i'll tell you about it when we
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return. and mother's day is tomorrow and wjz asks to see your favorite photo of mom. here are just a few. to see the complete slide show go to wjz.com. we are back in just a moment.
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a group of enthusiasts from all over the world coming to baltimore for a first of a kind gathering. >> mike schuh reports literally from the waters of the inner harbor. >> reporter: most folks without boats don't venture far, some people sail on, cruisers, go by boat, stay for a while and move on. living on your boat and sailing
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your house from place to place takes a lot of skill and preparation. >> this is underneath the counter top. >> reporter: john marty know comes in and helps people become competent sailors. >> the organizer of the annapolis boat show is bringing a new show to baltimore next week. >> people are registered from all over the world. >> to help overnight sailors get better, there will be 100 hours of seminars. >> part of the education of any sailor is to learn by trial and error, but part of this show is to learn from the errors of other sailors. >> there are a lot of people that want to go sailing or cruising specifically, but don't know where to begin. this gives them an opportunity to learn about it. >> reporter: it will be as simple as what spare parts to much more complicated topics. >> you don't have to be an expert to start sailing but you have to be an the education journey or you'll find yourself in trouble in a hurry. >> reporter: there will be 70 boats in the water, it is a show
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after all. 10 sailing days will be available for free for sailors to take in the harbor. >> the show starts next thursday, from the inner harbor, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news, back to you on tv hill. the cost is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. >> when we come back we'll have the exclusive five-day first warning forecast. úúúo
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a slight chance of widely scattered showers tomorrow afternoon, 75 on monday and tuesday. 74 on wednesday, back up to 76 on thursday. all the rain we had last month has paid off because the annual flowermart is here. >> that's right. >> the festival will pick up again in money vernon this morning after opening yesterday. despite it's name flowermart is not just about flowers. >> the event features a hat
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contest, antiques, a dance contest and lemon peppermint sticks. >> sticky, gooey goodness. >> you can head to mount vernon at 11:00 today. the festivities run until 8:00 p.m. that picture right there, the line yesterday was a great place to pick up chicks. , which i thought was great. >> that is so cheesy. >> i thought it was cute. >> if you meet a chick, go to flowermart. that's our first hour of eyewitness news saturday morning. there is another hour yet to come. >> be sure to stick around. we'll be right back after this.
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we're getting a first look at valuable intelligence from the raid on bin laden's compound as u.s. leaders weigh in on the biggest threat now facing america. good morning, i'm kelly mcpherson, maryland schools are put on alert after 28 d.c. schools were shut down because of the mail. we'll explain coming up on eyewitness news. good morning. after a vicious attack at a rosedale mcdonald's that went
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viral on the internet, the baltimore county state's attorney weighs whether to try this case as a hate crime. i'm kai jackson. i'll have details coming up. taking a live look outside, the sun is out but a few clouds linger after last night's storms. will we see any showers this mother's day weekend? meteorologist tim williams has the answer in his first warning weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning i'm mike schuh live at federal hill. it has never looked better. there are a million things to do today. we're going to tell you about how to walk like mad. what that means when eyewitness news continues. good morning, welcome back to eyewitness news saturday
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morning. i'm gigi barnett. i'm tilluals. it is 48 degrees at bwi marshall, a calm start to the day. a look outside shows we have sunshine out there breaking threw just a few clouds. we have more sun than cloud, more blue sky than clouds. we had storms roll through last night. they have since cleared the area. today looks to be a very nice day. temperatures in the mid-70s, our average high is 71 degrees, we'll be above that with sunshine and blue skies for most of the day. temperatures starting off in the 40s, 74 for the daytime high, in the 40s for the overnight low. we'll talk about your weekend and how it plays out in your complete forecast. thank you, tim. here's what people are talking about this morning. maryland leaders are warning to be on the lookout after dozens of schools received letters containing a suspicious powder. kelly mcpherson has more. >> reporter: good morning, four months ago the state was on alert because of suspicious
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packages. and now once again the state of maryland is asking schools and emergency responders to watch what's in the mail. >> 37 letters with suspicious white powder have shut down 28 d.c. schools this week. >> and all of the teachers were like this isn't a drill. this isn't a drill, go, go, go. >> i touched the powder and envelope and there was writing inside. it was from north dallas, texas it said al-qaeda, usa. >> reporter: the massive police and fire response cooled when investigators realize the the powder was not harmful. none of the letters had been delivered to any maryland schools, but the state wants all of the principals and faculty and students to be aware of the situation just in case. >> if they get things and they find that they're not quite comfortable with them to isolate those into an area and to call 911. >> reporter: nema is alerting schools and local emergency managers to be on guard. this latest mail scare comes four months after two incendiary devices were sent to the governor and in annapolis.
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they one was significantly injured, but it put all state post offices were put on alert. >> these are not related incidences, but they come under the heading of terrorism. when we realize there is a heightened sense that we want to make sure we stay on top of it. >> reporter: d.c. schools were back in session on friday, but anger lingers. >> we take everyone seriously because we have to. obviously, to the extent that there is nothing involved here, it diverts our attention from other situations that our law enforcement officials should be focusing on. >> reporter: the fbi says all of the d.c. letters originated in texas. no one has been arrested yet and the case four months ago here in maryland, no one has been arrested for that one either. reporting from north baltimore, kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. the postal service is investigating several other letters that were delivered in dallas and several school districts across the nation.
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the killing of osama bin laden was carried out just in time according to new material taken from the compound in pakistan. this is amateur video found from inside. during the raid u.s. forces reportedly found propaganda tapes with videos of bin laden and communication with al-qaeda leaders. later today u.s. leaders plan to release some of the material found in bin laden's compound congressman dutch rupersberger says our biggest threat lies in yemen. >> an american born, american trained, he knows our culture, he's very smart. he's very dangerous. and his focus is to attack the united states. >> the congressman returned from yemen and says agents are on the ground there trying to disrupt the al-qaeda network. friends and family of phylicia barnes will gather today for a final farewell. funeral services for the teen will be held this afternoon in georgia.
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the honors student was visiting her sister in baltimore when she vanished back in december. months later rescue workers pulled her body out of the susquehanna river. police officially rule barnes' death as a homicide. a local memorial service for her is scheduled next saturday at mount pleasant baptist church in northeast baltimore. outrage is growing over a violent beating of a transgendered woman inside a baltimore county mcdonald's. the 911 tape has been released. kai jackson has more. >> reporter: this rosedale mcdonald's was the scene of a violent attack on april 18th. police have released the tens filled call to 911. >> the girls beat him up, it's crazy. >> he was assaulted? >> to see the videos and people in there, they didn't help her. >> police say the he is actually a 22-year-old transgendered woman named chrissy polis.
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>> you don't have to explain yourself to nobody, be who you are and go as you are. >> investigators say for some reason 18-year-old teonna brown and a 14-year-old girl got into a dispute with polis and attacked her. a mcdonald employee captured video of the attack which went viral on the internet. the employee was fired. the video shows polis having a seizure after the beating. >> she is a having a seizure in mcdonald's. >> is he awake? >> is he moving? >> yeah he is moving. >> beyond increased security, mcdonald's says he is continuing to investigate trying to determine what other employees were doing while the victim was beat. baltimore county police have charged both attackers with assault and are debating bumping up charges to a hate crime. >> i believe it should be a hate crime hate versus one versus another, it truly was, it truly was hate. >> reporter: the 14-year-old is being charged as a juvenile, that's why her name is not being released. i'm kai jackson, reporting back to you.
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the baltimore county state's attorney has not yet decided to file any additional charges. hundreds of people will lace up their running shoes in baltimore today to raise money for als research. a former ravens and his wife cochair the fiesta 5k race which starts at power plant live. three years ago bergans went public with his als diagnosis. . the feista5k has raised more than $250,000 for als research. it is the end of a era for the university of maryland, terps basketball head coach gary williams calls it quits after 22 years at his alma mater. mark viviano has more on the farewell. >> reporter: one more grand entrance to announce that it's time for him to exit. fans and players gathered for the goodbye for 22 years
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maryland basketball was known as garyland. after a long, successful run, gary williams says now it's time for him to go. >> it's just a gut feeling really more than anything else. it's a time in my life where i have an opportunity to do some things. >> reporter: williams leaves with more victories than any coach in maryland history. he won games, trophies and countless accolades, plus the respect and admiration of many. >> when you think of maryland basketball, you think gary williams. it's going to be very strange not having him here. we wanted to be able to come and say goodbye. >> i think he's going to realize there is some great comfort in enjoying the rest of his life knowing that he has millions that respect him and love him for what he did for the university of maryland. >> he demonstrated at the end of the day what it takes to be a great leader. that's something i'll always cherish and always thank coach williams for. >> reporter: while he moves on, his name are remain. thee university plans to in scribe the arena hardwood gary williams
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court. i didn't walk out here for 22 years thinking i hope they put my name on a court, now that it is here it's a great honor. hopefully, hopefully a lot of people will feel the same way, that they were responsible for that happening. >> mark viviano, wjz, eyewitness sports. >> williams will remain with maryland as an associate athletic director and help in the school's fund raising efforts. in baseball this morning, the orioles are back home to face tampa bay this weekend. rookie pitcher zach britain was on the mound. rays' rookie brandon guyer takes his first major league at bat, giving tampa the three to nothing lead. the orioles could not get the bats going. they start with a six to two loss. and the orioles are back at home again this weekend and today at the stadium you can see the game today on wjz and tomorrow's game again the rays live at 1:30 on wjz.
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a mother's day game. >> that's not a bad deal. >> no it's not, take mom to the ballpark. >> you're outside, it's a nice day, food as much as you want, you know. pay for her ticket. get her the souvenirs, she wants. and hopeful le the o's will win. perfect day. >> mom has to agree to this, you know. >> wait, i'm not onboard. >> absolutely. >> right now 48 degrees, and a comfortable start after the storms that rolled through yesterday, they breezed through. there was a little rain on the orioles yesterday. 48 now, 47 is your dew point. relative human 96%. winds are currently from the west at 3 miles per hour across central maryland. 29.91 is your barometer reading. 45 in oakland is the cool spot on our map. 48 in elkton along with bwi marshall, 58 in ocean city
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seems to be the warm spot on the map. start looking around the immediate metro area, 47 in westminster and bel air. 55 in rock all, 56 on kent island and annapolis, 54 in d.c. >> winds have been variable from all day coming from every direction you can think of. but calm readings across much of the state, winds from the west and sought west. winds are primarily across central maryland. we have a northwest flow across elkton and ocean city. wind coming in due north around oakland around 3 miles per hour. we are between two systems, the one that rolled through yesterday that brought us rain and the one coming in by late afternoon tomorrow. in between though temperatures are not fluctuating very much, even where the storms have rolled through. temperatures have not dipped. we're in the 48-degree range. 53 in atlanta, we're all pretty much in the moderate temperatures and no one is going extremely cold or warm for this
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weekend. the system that rolled out of here has now pushed offshore. we have a bit of a disturbance to our north right now. that's just a little bit close enough that we have to keep in the forecast a slight chance of a shower late this evening. for the most part the next system comes in tomorrow. and that low is going to dip to our south. it will bring a chance of showers primarily south of the metro area and we're really not, especially according to this computer model factoring in major showers for your mother's day. that's a good thing. 74 today with periods of clouds and sun. we're seeing the sun breakthrough the clouds nicely. 48 tonight with a chance of widely scattered showers. tomorrow 74 degrees, periods of clouds and sun and again just have a plan, in case some of those sprinkles move through. they will not last long, they will breeze by. 75 monday and tuesday. 74 on wednesday and then with a chance of showers, 76 on thursday. still to come own eyewitness news saturday morning, bracing
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for the worst how areas across the mississippi river are getting possible for record breaking weather. animal attack, how a young kansas boy ended up face to face with a leopard during a trip to the zoo. >> reporter: i'm mike schuh live at the inner harbor atop federal hill. it is a beautiful morning to walk like mad. what that all means when eyewitness news continues. all right, mike. but first here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. good luck. we're back in just a moment.
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on this may 7th, eyewitness news saturday morning, we're looking at a nice day shaping up. anything you plan on doing outside, weather is going to cooperate. i'll back that up and give you an idea of one of the thinking going on, clouds and sun at the orioles game, rays in town taking on the orioles, first pitch today at 1:10. around game time, temperatures around 68 degrees, a daytime high of 74. that will be with periods of clouds and sun. overnight lows around 48. mostly cloudy with a very, very slight chance of showers. that's very late as well.
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tomorrow 74. we're keeping again, i'll say it a million times, we're keeping the shower potential in the forecast, but it is not a big part of your day. make your plans, have a backup plan in case some of the showers roll through for a very, very brief period tomorrow afternoon. we'll have your five-day forecast in a few moments. gigi? thank you, tim. first back to some of the other stories people are talking about. more trouble for thousands of people in the south as the fast rising mississippi river continues to threaten their homes. levees are being raised to hold back the water. by next week the mississippi could crest at 48 feet. that would be an all time record. more than 1000 homes in memphis may be evacuated. a school trip in kansas takes a more horrible turn after a leopard attacks a seven-year-old boy. police say the first grader was on a field trip at the zoo when he slipped away from his class and climbed under a security rail. as he approachedthee leopard's enclosure one of the cats reached out and grabbed him. witness says it all happened in a flash.
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>> the zoo says the boy suffered deep scratches to his face and neck. but he is expected to be okay. eight stranded whales in florida have been put in a sea pen, where vets examined them and 11 other whales did not survive. this morning, baltimore plays host to the fifth annual fund raising walk for mothers against drunk driving. wjz is live at federal hill where mike schuh explains the goal of walk like mad and that's with 2ds. walk like madd, mothers against drunk driving an amazing organization. i'm with the president elect,. >> good morning, welcome. >> you are a local product? >> yes i live in upper marlboro, i've lived in maryland almost
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40 years. >> what is your goal today? >> today our goal is to bring awareness to drunk driving, and raise money in order to continue with our mission to stop drunk driving. >> it looks like we're setting up to feed an army. how are we meeting those goals today? >> we have all sorts of things happening today along with the walk. we have a 5k walk, but we have booths for children. we have a moon bounce, a dog park, food for dogs, food for groan ups and all sorts of fun things to do. >> on a policy level, it strikes me that there was a time when mothers against drunk driving was fighting a battle to get noticed and it seems like now you have a high profile and things are getting done. >> we have. we decided a few years ago to follow research and do specifically what research that will eliminate drunk driving s we are focused on that goal to eliminate this from our roads.
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>> it used to be, i remember, i grew up in the 60s that drinking and driving was maybe frowned upon, but it was done. it was much more prevalent. you had to be living under a rock drunk not to know that really, this is not acceptable anymore. >> that's right. madd was formed in 1980 that a woman was outraged that we had that attitude. >> reporter: we will continue this conversation in a half hour and tell you more of what they're doing down here. live from federal hill, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you in the studio. >> all right, mike. thank you. mike schuh reporting this morning. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning. >> reporter: teens say it's easier to get alcohol. i'm mary bubala, an eye opening look at heroin in the suburbs. that story next
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heroin use is skyrocketing over the county line. wjz investigates the dramatic surge in teenage addiction. >> one young girl snorted heroin and lo the life she knew. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. heroin is cheaper than ever and it is not just an inner city problem anymore, it is very much
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a suburban middle class problem. if you think this is what a heroin addict looks like. look again at the new face of heroin. mostly young and living in the suburbs, faces like 22-year-old nicole duda of frederick, a 20-year-old towson university student, and 18-year-old elliott mason of harford county and a 16-year-old girl and boy, all dead after overdosing on hairing. leah edgecombe tried heroin just once. >> what happened when you snorted the heroin. >> i think i knew that immediately something was wrong. >> reporter: the montgomery county high school honors student went into cardiac arrest. >> the next thing you know i'm unconscious. >> reporter: in a coma she suffered brain damage and was paralyzed from the neck down. >> i'm trapped in my body at 17 years old. >> reporter: these are not isolated examples. heroin use in maryland suburbs
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is exploding. in dorchester county heroin use is up nearly 400%. harford county more than 100%, frederick county up nearly 140%, huge increases in queen an county. >> kids have access to heroin. >> you don't have to go into the city to buy heroin like we did in the '60s, '70s and '80s even. it comes to them. >> former heroin addict mike gimble says heroin is cheap and powerful. >> me and my friend were getting very experimental. >> reporter: were you scared of a drug like heroin at all? >> i was up for anything. >> reporter: leah's one time heroin use leaves her needing round the clock care. >> leah's mom says she suspected her daughter was drinking, maybe
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smoking pot but not heroin. >> i had no idea it was in the suburbs like it is. >> the biggest thing is not make the assumption that just because we live in a certain neighborhood, make a certain amount of money that our kids are not going to be subjected or get addicted to drugs that we think only belong in the inner city, not the way it is. >> reporter: leah believes she lived to help others. she is speaking at schools across maryland. >> what do you want teenagers to know about heroin use? >> be above the influence, don't be stupid like i was. if i saw a girl like me in an assembly at my school, i probably would have never touched it. leah's life as a quadriplegic is a brutal wake up call. >> it can happen to anyone. she was no different than us. >> every day i wake up i feel like i could have done more. there was more i should have done. it was my job to save her and protect her. i wasn't there to protect her. >> reporter: mary bubala, wjz eyewitness news.
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>> and leah hopes to visit more schools throughout maryland. >> she wants students to know even trying drugs one time can lead to consequences they never dreamed of. >> a big wake up call. >> still to come, highest honors how the president thanked the navy seals who carried out the mission to take out osama bin laden. and federal indictment why the feds became involved in a fake id scheme at maryland's flag ship university. >> reporter: more than 100 animals are removed from this brunswick house. i'm weijia jiang in frederick county. next we'll show you how they're doing and hear what neighbors have to @@ 3q
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for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. welcome back to eyewitness news, saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams at the bottom of the hour. it is 48 at bwi marshall, across maryland temperatures are gradually going up. winds are very, very light as you can see from the flag on federal hill. we'll be joining mike schuh live there for a walk like you're madd demonstration. we'll talk about that coming up here in a moment. this weekend's forecast not too bad. we actually have rain moving in from the west that could create -- make for unsettled
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weather tomorrow late. for most of the today and tomorrow very nice, temperatures in the 50s, 60 in ocean city. your forecast this day, starting out with temperatures in the 40s, going up to 74 degrees today, a little above the normal high of 71. overnight lows in the 40s. we'll have your complete updated first warning forecast in a few moments. thank you, tim. schools and post offices in maryland are on high alert after dozens of d.c. schools received letters containing a suspicious powder. the incident forced many schools to evacuate or go into lockdown mode. it happened four months after suspicious packages in maryland. two incendiary devices were sent to the governor and the transportation secretary, but no one was injured. safety experts say schools and mail centers should not take any chances. >> and all of the teachers were like this isn't a drill, this isn't a drill, go, go, go. >> if they get their things and they find they're not
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comfortable with them to isolate those into an area and to call 911. >> and investigators say initial tests found no toxic substances in any of the 37 recovered letters. police say all of the letters were mailed from texas, but no arrests have been made. president obama is back in washington today after traveling to kentucky to personally thank the navy seal team that took down osama bin laden. the commander in chief also thanked soldiers at fort campbell for their continued effort in the war on terror. >> hello fort campbell. >> reporter: president obama expressed his gratitude to about 2000 troops in fort campbell, kentucky. >> off camera, the president met with the seals and pilots towho carried out the covert mission to get osama bin laden. they were awarded a presidential citation, the highest honor a military unit can receive. >> it was a chance for me to say on behalf of all americans and
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people around the world, job well done. job well done. >> reporter: some of the troops in the audience just returned from tours in afghanistan. >> it was a good ending for our deployment, because it happened right when we left. so it was a really good ending. >> reporter: the president reiterated his plan to start pulling back u.s. troops from afghanistan this summer saying his strategy is working. we are going to ultimately defeat al-qaeda. >> reporter: cbs news as learned a missile strike in yemen was aimed at a leading al-qaeda leader, two suspected militants were killed. al-qaeda finally publicly acknowledged bin laden's death friday, they vowed to continue attacks against americans, saying we will turn their happiness into sorrow. an intelligence source tells cbs news evidence seized from bin laden's compound could lead to al-qaeda's number two man, and bin laden's successor. and sources say the navy seals
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grabbed crucial data from bin laden as compound. government officials are expected to release some of that to the media today. passengers flying out of bwi thurgood marshall may notice something out of the ordinary later today. the airport has scheduled a full scale exercise to test it's emergency preparedness. state and federal agencies will take part in the drill. there may be extra traffic in the area, the exercise is not expected to effect normal airport operations. a crime of passion, police say a baltimore man is behind bars for killing his ex-girlfriend after she refused to marry him. 32-year-old kenya jordan was gunned down outside her house on lenox street. police say daniel sullivan shot her and shot her two more times in front of several witnesses. sullivan spent time in prison for abusing jordan in the past.
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city police are trying to figure out how a woman's body ended up in the jones falls expressway. the victim was partially submerged in water near the 1800 block of union avenue. detectives are investigating the possibility that they she may be a missing person from anne arundel county. there are no obvious signs of foul play, but the homicide unit is investigating. a shocking case of animal neglect. dozens of malnourished and sick dogs were found inside a frederick county home. weijia jiang has the story. >> reporter: seven birds and 95 dogs all infested with fleas, missing chunks of hair and stressed were removed from this brunswick home, thursday morning. it was filled with urine and feces. >> the ammonia smell was extremely strong in the house, the interior it was deplorable. >> reporter: an anonymous tip brought animal control officers to this east a street house where they say a coupled lived
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and was hording the animals. they found one dog dead and had to euthanize another because it was in such bad shape. >> vets say most of the dogs are over five years old but have likely never been outside. >> neighbors say they never saw a single dog but we could often smell all of them. >> the smell is horrendous. you don't know where it's coming from. you think something died under your porch. it's crazy to even think about like, i just i don't know how somebody can live like that. i don't -- it's dangerous, i mean we have children. there's other animals in the area. >> reporter: now vets are monitoring the dogs to see if they can be adopted or rescued but they say there is a chance some of the animals will have to be put down. police are investigating whether the house itself is a health risk. on friday no one answered the door but several cats were living on the porch. as of tonight no charges have been filed against the homeowners, but police say that is likely to change pending the
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investigation. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. brunswick health workers will determine if the house is violating any health codes in that county. life in prison, a baltimore man learns his fate after he is convicted of killing his wife. a judge sentenced cleaven williams to the maximum sentence for the stabbing death of his wife veronica outside a baltimore courthouse. veronica williams had just been awarded a restraining order against her husband. before the sentencing the couple's children asked the judge to send williams to jail for a very long time. an honors student at a university of maryland is arrested in connection with an elaborate scheme to produce fake id cards for underage students. now he is facing federal charges. zoo your police say they are not just concerned about underage
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students getting into bars. >> people conobtain identification that belongs to someone else and that can be used for other crimes such as identity theft or worst case to promote terrorist activity. >> and so far the student has faced to disciplinary action from maryland. his lawyer says he is busy studying for his finals. don't miss out on easy ways to save money when it comes to your home. mary bubala has ideas on how you can be an energy saver. >> reporter: good morning. in today's energy saver, a ten minute shower can use less water than a full bath, with a low flow shower head, a ten minute shower will use about 25- gallons of water saving you 5-gallons of water over a typical bath. a new shower head will save energy up to $145 each year on electricity, beating out the bath and an old-fashioned shower head. i'm mary bubala, wjz 13 trying to help you be an energy saver. >> thank you, mary. for more information on how you can be an energy saver, go to wjz.com, scroll down on the
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right-hand side of the page and then click on our special section. we're starting to get a look at the list of candidates who could take over the retiring basketball coach gary williams' position. arizona coach shawn miller is one candidate. kevin anderson will meet with him in las vegas today. mike bray is also in the running. break out the big hats, the kentucky derby is just hours away, but one horse will noticeably be absent, uncle mo has been scratched from the race due a gastrointestinal virus. dialed in is the morning live favorite. we haven't looked up the names this year toy uncle mo, dialed in are the first two i've heard. so i'll know them by the time they get here in two weeks for the preakness. the only horse i know running
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in that is kegasus. >> which is not really a source. >> i don't think he is running. i don't think he will be sober enough to run. >> i know. we've had one event every week that has allowed people to wear big hats. the kentucky derby, last week was the royal wedding, this week here it's. >> flowermart. >> the flowermart and next week it will be -- or two weeks from now will be the preakness. >> and then tomorrow. >> mother's day. >> mother's day. and let us know forget easter. >> this is the hat season. >> that's right for some. i don't typically wear one of those. >> tim, you need a good hat. >> not like the hat that some of the women are wearing. we joked about how they were wearing them at the royal wedding right up on the front of their head. i don't know how you keep a hat on like that. >> you defy graft, so we're talking about a pretty decent forecast. you will not need a hat to shield you from the weather, no rain hat for today. 48 degrees our temperature.
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you may need one sun visor, 96% relative humidity, dew .47. west wind 3 miles per hour. 29.91 is the barometer reading. every one is crossing that mid to upper 40-degree range. oakland 46 now, elkton 49, 58 in ocean city is the warmest spot on the map right now around the immediate metro area we have 56 on kent island and annapolis. we have 48 in bel air and 47 now up in westminster. winds coming in from the west, just drying us out from some of the storms we had roll through yesterday. just a light breeze across much of the state with a lot of calm readings. our temperatures around the entire area from the mid-atlantic up to the northeast down to the south and over toward the midwest, no basic change. really no fluctuation in the temperatures. every one in the 50s to about the low 60s this morning. we are between systems. we had storms roll through yesterday. many of us heard, we have a few clouds out there now, the result of a disturbance to our north.
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the next rain maker comes right along a front that will come from the west. the low that is driving that whole front will dive down to the south. it will mean a chance of showers for areas south of the metro area for tomorrow afternoon, maybe even a slight chance because of that disturbance to the north late tonight. it's not really a major part of your forecast, today 74 today. periods of clouds and sun. we're looking at mostly cloudy conditions. 48 degrees tonight. and i don't know if you can hear that noise, 74 in our area tomorrow. 74 degrees tomorrow -- i can't even concentrate with all this noise going on. 75 and 75 for monday and tuesday. i'll give up. some things you can't compete with. >> not with a toucan. >> guaranteed our guest will make you want fruit loops or follow your nose. >> let's go over there now. there is his amy from the
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maryland zoo. that is sam. and he is just trying to take over. nd we'll talk about how you can have brew at the zoo and wine too. that's coming up. >> reporter: mike mike schuh live at the inner harbor, how to avoid being pulled over by these guys. it is the walking madd on saturday morning. we'll have a live report when we return. mother's day, wjz asked to see your favorite mom photo. here are just a few of the women that you love. to see a complete slide show go to wjz.com. 3q
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a live look over federal hill. there is a flag from. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning at 48 degrees, partly cloudy outside. it's 7:46. mother's against drunk driving is holding it's fifth annual walk like madd on federal hill in baltimore. we are going out to mike schuh live at the events to tell you what you can find out there
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with all the folks. it looks like a decent crowd gathering, mike. >> reporter: these are all the volunteers coming from all over, five hundred people will show up for the walking madd. we are right at the base of the flag. the park has never looked more beautiful. there are a million things to do this morning here in baltimore. downtown every square block has a different event. one of the best has to be this one here. it's called walking madd. what are you all doing national direct elect jan? >> we are walking today to save lives. we are doing everything we can to raise money to further our mission to save lives from drunk driving. >> now, with 500 people here, you're going to raise how much money? about $100,000 we're going to raise, we already have raised. >> reporter: what will you doing with that money? >> that money will go to help us further our mission in maryland, to support the victims of this crime, to reduce underage drinking and to eliminate drunk
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driving. >> reporter: do i understand that you're saying the money will stay local? >> yes this money that we are raising today stays in maryland, it sure does. >> a lot of time, you can use the money for different broader efforts, but it's nice when the money you give somehow stays local. >> that's right. and the broader mission we are all one madd, one family. in maryland we are doing what we can here to save lives. >> reporter: it seems to some degree there is a bit of a shift in the way people think about drunk driving. i'm wondering if you can elaborate on that? >> you know when i was young, drunk driving was frowned upon, everybody thought it happens. >> reporter: for the grace of god, go i. >> exactly. and we're too educated, no so much, it's completely unacceptable to get behind the wheel after you've been drink jog for the mothers against drunk driving for a lot of people it's personal. i know you wear your personal story on your chest. >> yes, my daughter, alysss was
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15 and killed by a drunk driving and my life changed forever as a result. >> reporter: in stories like yours, it makes it such a powerful i will not be ignored organization. >> that's right. madd was started by a mother whose daughter was build by a drunk driving. she was outraged that we accepted it. that was in 1980. look at the changes. >> reporter: good luck to you today. for your efforts in the future, good luck. it starts at with what time? >> 8:30. the top of federal hill, you know how to get here. it is a good cause and a lot of fun down here. back to you guys on tv hill. >> mike, thank you very much. great cause and a great location, great weather to cooperate go out and be a part of it. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning, wow, maryland zoo is back and it's bigger than ever this season. amy is here with sam the toucan
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the maryland zoo -- talking about, toucan sam has been running his mouth. the human attached to him, amy, thank you for being here. he is loud. >> that's right. i gave him food to chew on. he can only purr with the food in his mouth. if he doesn't have it in there, he makes a horrible screeching noise. >> it's a screech? it's an alarm call for him it's like i'm over here and you're clearly not paying enough
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attention to me. >> he has the look for tv. >> he knows he is gorgeous. he plays that up and he is so funny because he's the national bird of belize. he has a serrated beak. people try to get these as pets, dow not want a toucan in your how, they are loud, obnoxious. they are very pretty. they're great for programming because they have a good message because of where they come from and toucans are cool for the environment. you do not want one in your house. >> tell us about the brew at the zoo and wine too glitz bra at the zoo and wine too. we have wineries coming out and we have a great selection of bras. we have six bands coming because it is two days, 28th and 29th of may. if you buy the tickets by may 13th you get an early bird discount. you can get the tickets online for everything at the zoo, whether it be, you know, daily tickets or buy a membership. you can buy brew at the zoo
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tickets online. that will be easiest way to do it so you don't have to wait in line. it's so much fun. >> it's happening memorial day weekend. >> the unofficial start of summer, your big season. >> that's right. you can see our baby lemur, otto he is been showing everybody. he is bite size. he so cute. he is always backpacking with his mom. >> it is one of the biggest events of the year. we try to blow it out with brew at the zoo. >> the eight ball, horses, kelly bell band, king street, old man brown and the reagan. >> i like old man brown. i like them. the reagan years were so much fun and kelly bell is so good to us. every year he comes out and headlines for us. he comes on saturday. >> if you're a nonmember $45, if you're a member i believe it's 30. if you're come and not
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drinking, it's $10 if you're a member. come on in, it's a great discount. it's a great time to come. it's a good weekend for the zoo a great fundraiser. >> it is our fundraiser come on out. >> for more information you can watch the segment on wjz.com or the website for the zoo is? >> marylandzoo.org. >> when we come back, tim will
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